A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique

By: Bernard C. Middleton (b. 1924) and Howard M. Nixon (1909-1983)

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SECOND SUPPLEMENTED EDITION. 8vo. (xvi), 326 pp. Color frontispiece, 97 figures, index, 11 plates; text clean, unmarked. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped spine, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Bookseller's price label on front free endpaper. Ivy Trent's copy without distinguishing marks. Very Good. In the second edition, Middleton supplements his previous text (the first attempt to chart the history of English bookbinding in all its technical aspects) with information requested by readers interested in the history of bookbinding. Bernard Middleton is one of the world's outstanding binders and conservationists; he spent much of his life working with British Library collection materials at the British Museum Bindery, where he served an apprenticeship. The foreword is by Howard Nixon, renowned librarian at the British Museum, and then Librarian of Westminster Abbey from 1974 until his death in 1983.

Title: A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique

Author Name: Bernard C. Middleton (b. 1924) and Howard M. Nixon (1909-1983)

Categories: Book Binding,

Edition: Second Supplemented Edition

Publisher: London, The Holland Press: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: OG42415-054

Keywords: Bernard C. Middleton, Howard M. Nixon, A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique, Book Binding, Reference